Dresser Lineup

So I moved LG’s room around.  I’m gonna philosophize now, so brace yourself.  But I’m like my own worst nightmare for a client.  I will walk into one of my own rooms and know it’s wrong.  And I will tell myself that bed needs to go on that wall and not on this one.  And I will resist.  And I will say no no, that won’t work.  It can’t work.  It’s no good.  And sometimes, if the mental block is strong enough, I will even move it to the optimal spot and still say no!  This is what happened with LG’s room.  Wall 1 has a door, walls 2 and 3 have windows and wall 4 has the closet door.  Walls 2 and 4 are shorter than 1 and 3 and only wall 2 has symmetry.  The window is right in the middle of that wall and it’s the short wall.  The bed should clearly be centered under the window on that wall, leaving the most open space for playing etc.  But for some reason I had a mental block about moving it there and so I didn’t.  Until I did.  And now it is glorious.  This made me think about working with clients.  A lot of times, my instincts say one thing and the client says no no no.  So how to convince someone?  If I could figure that out, I’d be in like Flynn.  But since I can’t even convince myself of my own ideas… Yeah.  You get where I’m going.  So I moved LG’s room around.  It’s fantastic.  Shit has got real.  And now I know the exact pieces and measurements.  And I have the IKEA console in a place where it doesn’t fit and you can’t open the door all the way and it makes me feel nutty.  What I’m trying to tell you is that I’m looking for a dresser…

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Shelter

The rut started last week and has carried into this one.  Like every other Jill in the world, I’m yearning for balance but finding that the scales are so easily thrown off kilter.

I heard this song today and it made me do a Kyle Richards style hair flip.  I’m always thankful for that reminder to keep it light.

Gold, Leopard and Cobalt, Oh My!

I can’t stop looking at this Manhattan apartment featured on Domaine.  It’s precisely what my imaginary bachelorette pad would look like…

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Buona Pasqua

This time of year makes me think of that one time I spent Easter in Venice painting all of the mysterious beauty that she has to offer.  The winding streets play like hallucinations in my brain and the vibrations from that soulful city were both unsettling and intoxicating.  I will never forget walking alone that Easter Sunday and, through open windows, hearing the song of joyful Italian voices. Remembering that time is like remembering a dream…

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Oh Celerie

She can do no wrong.  That’s it.  I will steal her brain.  I was ogling some High Point Market instagrams and came across this one…

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I know, right?  It’s kind of ridiculous how good.

Check out the other magic in her collection for Henredon…

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Miss Ohio

Feeling a bit rutty this Wednesday.  Good thing music always cures what ails me…

Actin’ Shady

I’m refreshing a chandelier for a client and have been on a hunt for the perfect chandelier shade.  Any old chandy can be made new by replacing the shades alone.  Or an inexpensive fixture can be heightened with some quality shades.  Here’s my lineup…

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 turquoise stripe // tall black // pink // woven // striped and scalloped // hide // indigo

Television // Camouflage

I am having major issue with all the screens in our house.  We lost a common area when we moved and so we have a TV AND a computer in the bedroom and a TV in the living room, which can be seen from the dining room and the kids take full advantage of that every night.  But I’m tired of screens.  I’ve been wanting to hide them somewhere and am considering my options.  First up, camouflage.  Screens are a necessary evil, so why not embrace them…

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